Alternate Ending, With Zombies

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Title: Alternate Ending, With Zombies
Author(s): dirtybinary
Date(s): 3 May 2014
Length: 1922 words
Genre: crackfic
Fandom: Mary Renault
External Links: in AO3

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"Alternate Ending, With Zombies" is a short story by dirtybinary based on Mary Renault's 1953 novel The Charioteer. It is a crackfic zombie apocalypse tale in which the Nazis have turned to biological warfare.

Synopsis

Laurie Odell is rescued from Bridstow Hospital by Andrew Raynes, whose pacifism does not extend to zombies; and the pair of them are then flown to (relative) safety by Bim Taylor, returned from the dead and flying a helicopter.

Background

"Alternate Ending, With Zombies" was written as a gift for Makioka in the 2014 Renault Exchange.

Comments

Comments on the story include the following:

  • " I laughed all the way through this, just brilliant (and yet in character)."—comment by Nineveh_uk
  • "Oh, dear, this has started me compiling mental lists of Mary Renault Characters Who Ought To Be Eaten By Zombies."—comment by AJHall
  • "This is legitimately amazing. There's something about The Charioteer that's oddly suited to the non-cracky crack AU and you've pulled this off to perfection. The tone somehow manages to be satisfyingly Renaultian and suitable for quick-moving zombie action - it must be the black humour that's the common thread there."—comment by Naraht